National Defense University’s Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL) provides rigorous Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) to U.S. Service members, as well as interagency and select international partners.
“Interagency Process for National Security Decision Making and Implementation” is CASL’s flagship lesson on the role interagency coordination plays in making and implementing national security decisions, and aligns with NDU’s main effort to provide JPME in the conduct of training, research, and outreach.
The lesson defines interagency and interagency coordination and presents the foundations of interagency coordination and keys to success. It examines the role of the National Security Council and its supporting committees and staff, as well as the structures and processes through which the Department of Defense leverages interagency coordination to implement national security decisions.
- Interagency and Interagency Coordination
- Foundations of Interagency Coordination and Keys to Success
- National Security Council System
- Department of Defense interagency structures
- References and Suggested Reading
“Interagency Process for National Security Decision Making and Implementation” is delivered by one or more CASL staff with civilian and/or military experience, lasts approximately one hour, and employs a combination of briefing slides, video clips, and paper handouts. It is appropriate for military and civilian personnel with an interest in interagency coordination, who may or may not have had exposure to interagency coordination in Joint Professional Military Education or other curricula, as well as others seeking to understand how the U.S. makes and implements national security decisions. Past audiences include Joint Special Operations University, NDU’s Reserve Components National Security Course, and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies’ Washington Defense Seminars.
Additionally, Interagency Process for National Security Decision Making and Implementation” can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience, with increased emphasis on such topics as:
- History and Evolution of the National Security Council
- Case Studies in Interagency Success and Failure
- Interagency Improvements Initiatives
- Current Developments in Department of Defense Implementation
For further information or to request this lesson, please e-mail CASL@ndu.edu